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Phaidon Colour Plate Series
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd. Country: United Kingdom. Date: 1969-79.
Also published in the United States by: E. P. Dutton.

English Watercolour Painting (Phaidon Colour Plate Series) (image)

English Watercolour Painting by Judy Egerton
Oxford, Phaidon Press, 1979 (Phaidon Colour Plate Series).
Hardback with dust wrapper. 16 pages. 48 colour plates. Size: 12 x 9 inches

Series Note: "Alongside Thames and Hudson's World of Art series, Phaidon's colour-plate mongraphs on the greats have consistently proved that glossy art books need not exist only as ornaments. Nor do they have to puzzle with awkward translations from the French, the Italian, or the German. Keeping all the excellent illustrations together, Phaidon ensure that their texts are short and to the point; the unexpected bonus is that they are often provocative as well." -- Waldmar Januszczak, "Two pages a year is all", in: The Guardian (London), 10 January 1980, p. 7.

This series of hardbacks with boards bound in one of following: burgundy, cinnamon, light blue, etc. Gilt titling to spine. Dust wrappers. Spectacular full-colour plates finely reproduced on high gloss paper. Some smaller black and white images. Text pages printed with letterpress method. Size: 23cm (W) x 31cm (H).

The arrangement of each book is as follows: Authoritative introductory essay; select bibliography; list of plates (with notes on each); colour plates.

The series was published by Phaidon Press Limited, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street, Oxford. It was published in the United States by E. P. Dutton, New York.

Certain of the books include the copyright notice: (C) Elsevier Publishing Projects SA/Smeets Illustrated Projects, Weert.

The books were published in The Netherlands.

Arranged alphabetically by title

Abstract Painting - Denis Thomas.
Augustus John - Richard Shone.
Beardsley - Simon Wilson.
The Blue Rider - Peter Vergo.
Bosch - John Rowlands.
Botticelli - Lionello Venturi.
Brueghel - Keith Roberts.
Cézanne - F. Novotny.
Constable - John Sunderland.
Degas - Keith Roberts.
Dutch Painting - Christopher Brown.
Eighteenth-Century French Painting - Michael Wilson.
El Greco - David Davies.
English Watercolour Painting - Judy Egerton.
Max Ernst - Ian Turpin.
Flemish Painting - Anthea Peppin and William Vaughan.
Flower Painting - Robin Gibson.
Fra Angelico - Christopher Lloyd.
Frans Hals - Christopher Wright.
The French Impressionists - Clive Bell.
Gauguin - Alan Bowness.
Georges de la Tour - Christopher Wright.
Goya - Enriqueta Harris.
Grünewald - Robert Baldick. With an essay by J.K. Huysmans.
Holbein - Helen Langdon.
Italian Renaissance Painting - Keith Roberts.
Japanese Colour Prints - J. Hillier.
Klee - Douglas Hall.
Leonardo da Vinci - with an essay by Walter Pater.
Lowry - Julian Spalding.
Magritte - R. Calvocoressi.
Manet - John Richardson.
Matisse - Nicholas Watkins.
Michelangelo - E. H. Ramsden.
Modigliani - Douglas Hall.
Monet - John House.
Munch - John Boulton Smith.
Picasso - Roland Penrose.
Pisarro - Christopher Lloyd.
The Post-Impressionists - Frank Elgar.
The Pre-Raphaelites - Andrea Rose.
Rembrandt - Michael Kitson.
Renoir - William Gaunt.
Rubens - Jennifer Fletcher.
Russian Icons - Konrad Onasch.
Sisley - Richard Shone.
Stubbs - William Gaunt.
Surrealist Painting - Simon Wilson.
Toulouse-Lautrec - Edward Lucie-Smith.
Turner - William Gaunt.
Van Gogh - W. Uhde.
Velazquez - Xavier de Salas.

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